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Bug#269806: debian-installer: hotplug configuration leaves mail in /var/mail/mail

user exim4@packages.debian.org
usertags #269806 valid-bug


the discussion regarding #269806 has somewhat stalled in March, and
I'd like to revive it to have this solved for etch.

On Wed, Mar 30, 2005 at 01:01:06AM +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
> The exim 4 maintainers are open to suggestions. The way as it is
> currently done is the least evil way we could imagine. Lowering the
> severity to wishlist, and stil waiting for a better idea to be named
> for us.
> Ideas for d-i how to solve this (Cc: to joey):
> (1) Pick up the contents from /var/mail/mail after exim's
> configuration has been executed and re-deliver the contents to exim.
> (2) The exim 4 maintainers could think of having the init script
> support a special d-i parameter which would put exim in queue-only
> mode. That way, d-i could tell exim to start up in queue-only mode and
> happily dump e-mail into exim's queue. After exim's configuration has
> finally been finished, d-i could re-invoke exim normally, having the
> queued messages delivered to their final target. Please indicate
> whether you want us to implement such an interface, and indiciate as
> well how this interface could look like from a d-i point of view. We
> will then see what we can do.

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